Category: <span>Green Home</span>

In a Landmark Judgment, the Federal Court Found the Environment Minister Has a Duty of Care to Young People

In a Landmark Judgment, the Federal Court Found the Environment Minister Has a Duty of Care to Young People

The Australian Federal Court delivered a landmark judgement on climate change, marking an important moment in our history. The class action case was brought on behalf of all Australian children and teenagers, against Environment Minister Sussan Ley. Their aim was to prevent Ley from possibly approving the Whitehaven coal mine extension project, near Gunnedah in...

Telstra Announces New Sustainable Packaging Commitment: Renewable or Recycled Materials Only

Telstra Announces New Sustainable Packaging Commitment: Renewable or Recycled Materials Only

Australia’s largest telecommunications company Telstra has announced new sustainable packaging standards that will see the business use only recycled or renewable materials in branded packaging by the end of 2022. This announcement comes on the back of climate and energy commitments the company announced last year including a commitment to achieve net-zero emissions (carbon neutrality) and reduce...

Sustainable Bedding Company ettitude Goes Climate Neutral

Sustainable Bedding Company ettitude Goes Climate Neutral

Melbourne-based sustainable bedding and homewares company ettitude is officially Climate Neutral certified. The brand has committed to measuring, reducing and offsetting all of the carbon emissions associated with its operations following Climate Neutral’s internationally recognised standards for carbon measurement, neutrality and offsetting. Last year, the brand offset its emissions by funding reforestation projects in Nicaragua through its...

UPPAREL Launches the World’s First Circular Flip Out Sofa for Kids

UPPAREL Launches the World’s First Circular Flip Out Sofa for Kids

Australian circular brand UPPAREL, B-Corp certified makers of sustainable socks and underwear, has just released the world’s first circular flip out children’s sofa, made from 100% upcycled textiles and recyclables. “Everything we do today is for the benefit of the next generation, so it made sense that our very first product was focused on the...

How to Recycle Your Easter Egg Wrappers

How to Recycle Your Easter Egg Wrappers

To cut down on household waste produced over the Easter period, many councils are reminding residents about Easter recycling. Sharing some helpful tips about recycling Easter egg wrappers on its website, the South Australian government suggests rinsing foil wrapping before placing in the recycling bin. “If it’s got chocolate on it, rinse it off first...

How Minimalism Can Be Bad for the Planet

How Minimalism Can Be Bad for the Planet

A clean, clear space. A stark, pared-back interior. A capsule wardrobe filled with only high-quality, beautifully made essentials. A kitchen stocked with a few carefully selected essentials, and a pantry full of glass jars rather than throwaway plastic containers. A bathroom cabinet carrying a couple of well-targeted products in beautiful, environmentally conscious packaging. Sounds appealing,...

12 Easy Ways to Reduce Household Food Waste (and Save Money)

12 Easy Ways to Reduce Household Food Waste (and Save Money)

According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, one-third of all food produced worldwide is wasted and if food waste was a country, it would be the third-largest emitting country in the world, after the United States and China. In a recent Australian food waste survey, the four main reasons for food waste are: food going off...